Tuesday, July 12, 2011

simple pleasure

There are few things as wonderful as taking yourself (and a novel) to lunch.

Inspired by: a beautiful young woman I saw sitting at an outdoor restaurant the other day. She wore a sleeveless summer dress, clutched a glass of wine in one hand, and a magazine in the other. As I passed her, I thought, "What a lovely way to spend an afternoon!"

Lately, I've realized that there are many luxuries woven into my days and solitude just may be one of them.

(I know some people abhor the idea of eating alone in public but I think it's a great route towards introspection.)